Usually street food should bring to mind two words "tengo miedo". I am afraid - and very afraid you should often be. Sun, questionable water and questionable fish can be a problem. The street food looks great, but is best left to charming photos unless you know the vendor.
In this case I did. OK not well, but my friend vouched for their reliability. The head Maria carefully described the pure water and disinfectant type products used. She showed me the ice packs for keeping things cold. She told me of the same day trip to the coast to procure the freshest product. Shrimp, shark and faux crab were combined with onion, Worcestershire sauce, cilantro, lime juice, a little tabasco, tomato and a little salt.
My friend ate a full size portion and now several hours later is still fine. So if you are in Panajachel
make sure to go to the lake and feel confident in trying this ceviche (really a generous size portion!) It´s only going to be available until Easter.
Now if you are in New York, the street vendor hot dogs should bring to mind two words ¨"tengo miedo".